North Okanagan residents will learn more about space during International Astronomy Day at the Okanagan Science Centre Saturday

North Okanagan residents will learn more about space during International Astronomy Day at the Okanagan Science Centre Saturday

Astronomy highlight of event

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Okanagan Science Centre hold an event April 25

Look way up.

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Okanagan Science Centre are celebrating International Astronomy Day at the OSC Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Meet a real rocket scientist, Jerry Thompson, who worked on the NASA Mars Mariner spacecraft in the mid 1960s,” said James Kanester, co-ordinator of the RASC ‘s Okanagan chapter.

There will also be an exhibition of local images of cosmic wonders presented by member Sean Berglund, and stories about the constellations and the stars by longtime member Hugh Carter.

OSC staff will also present several planetarium shows during the day and RASC members will show visitors the sun through telescopes using solar filters from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Polson Park floral clock.

Entry is free for OSC members and by donation for non-members.

“Come out and enjoy some great astronomy presentations and learn about the sky and its wonders,” said Kanester.